Just one example from the countless similar descriptions about a '50s Les Paul: "...has more natural resonance than any humbucker-equipped Les Paul I’ve played (...) Beneath the chimey, crisp treble, there’s a hollow woodiness that could fool you into thinking it’s a chambered body – if it weren’t for the astonishing solidbody sustain." Is it true that the '50s Lesters are much more resonant than the current examples in general? Are they really as loud acoustically as the chambered USA Standards or Cloud 9 Historics? Or is it all just a myth? We all know about the magic of the PAF humbuckers and the famous Burst notes have been burnt into our brains. The proof is on our favourite records and there are also hundreds of video demonstrations on Youtube. On the other hand, there is not much tangible proof about the highly-praised resonant qualities of these guitars, except the well-known Guitar World comparison footage of the Dimarzio Burst and an R9. That's the only video I know of in this regard, but one comparison proves not much. If anyone had the chance to listen to the unplugged tone of a '50s Les Paul, please chime in with your personal impressions. There are many members on this forum who lives in areas where there are no vintage guitar stores, so it would be really interesting to hear the personal accounts of those who owned or played original '50s examples and could verify if there's any truth to the popular myth.